At the same time, Jim Samples, president of Scripps Networks International, has been appointed president of TVN’s management board with day-to-day oversight of the company.
Samples has been leading TVN on an interim basis since July 2016 and will continue as president of Scripps Networks Interactive’s international operations.
Commenting on the leadership changes, Lowe said: “Under the ownership of Scripps Networks Interactive, TVN has gone from strength to strength in the last 18 months, across the full range of entertainment, news and lifestyle networks. The company is central to our plans to grow our business outside the United States, and I am looking forward to working even more closely with the supervisory board as we look to achieve that.
“Jim Samples has shown incredible leadership of the TVN team over the last six months, and I know that his experience and direction will be integral to the company’s ongoing expansion and success. These are exciting times for TVN, and I’m very confident in Jim and the team’s ability to drive continued strong performance for a long time to come.”
Samples added: “It’s a great honour to be asked to continue to lead TVN, which is undoubtedly one of the best broadcasters and media companies in the whole of Europe. The team here has done an amazing job over the last six months, and there are huge opportunities as we continue to build greater cooperation and integration with the wider Scripps Networks’ business.”